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European Commission to investigate "freemium" apps

Several months after the ACCC announced its investigation into freemium apps, the European Commission is launching its own inquiry.

By March 2, 2014

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European Commission approves Microsoft's Nokia buy

The EU clears the way for Microsoft's planned purchase of Nokia's mobile devices and services business.

By December 4, 2013

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Uber said to be near funding round that doubles its valuation

Ride-sharing startup is close to a $1 billion funding round that would give it a valuation as high as $40 billion, Bloomberg reports.

By November 25, 2014

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Whore of the Orient game faces Human Rights Commission complaint

The upcoming title from Team Bondi has been called an ''attempt to disgrace Chinese culture, history and traditions''.

By September 2, 2013

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FCC chairman on schools: Basic connectivity is now inadequate

Chairman Tom Wheeler makes his case for higher-speed Internet access in schools, proposing a plan to increase the monthly fee in phone bills by 16 cents to cover new investment.

By November 17, 2014

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IP theft commission wants to use malware to catch pirates

The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property has submitted a report to the US Congress proposing anti-piracy measures and is considering the government-sanctioned use of ransomware.

By May 27, 2013

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Alibaba's Jack Ma willing to work with Amazon

Following the Chinese company's historic IPO, the co-founder talks about his ambitious with his US e-commerce rival.

By September 19, 2014

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Chinese e-tailer Alibaba prices IPO at $68, raising $21.8B

In the largest initial public offering in US history, Alibaba raises funds to fuel its global ambitions.

By September 18, 2014

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Scalzi's new sci-fi thriller 'Lock In' gets a theme song

"Redshirts" author John Scalzi commissions indie rocker William Beckett to perform a theme song for his new book "Lock In."

By August 22, 2014

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Vexed in the city: The 'sharing' economy's hidden toll on San Francisco

Under the guise of "sharing," companies like Airbnb and Uber are cashing in. While they're providing services beloved by many, their impact is also causing reverberations on the ground

By August 20, 2014